Variolation was a way to eliminate smallpox but it still led to deaths in about one to two percent of individuals. The smallpox infection was eventually eradicated through vaccination developed by Edward Jenner, and through many other public health services such as surveillance, prevention, cooperation, and health programs. The eradication of smallpox was significant in the world at the time but there are still many problems that have caused controversy today. One of those problems includes the remaining strains of smallpox that is located at the CDC in Atlanta and another in Russia. Throughout history, the infection dilemma has gone from being spread through sneezing and coughing, and now it may be able to spread through an attack.
Larzelere uses research that has been conducted so far just proves the fact that the child was spanked as punishment and not whether the parent did it appropriately. He compares this to radiation treatments being given, ignoring dosage, and types of cancer. Cancer is obviously a topic that can pull almost any bodies heart strings. Another example he uses is the fact that many people who do not support spanking say that spanking causes the child to be more aggressive. He states that this may be true, but it could happen with any disciplinary action saying “people who received radiation treatment last year are more likely to have cancer-related problems this year than all of us who did not need radiation treatments last year”.
Vaccinations have been around for generations and were first developed in the 1800’s. They have helped eradicate severe diseases and protect the general public from devastating infectious diseases. Immunizations have helped reduce severe infections like polio and the measles and have greatly reduced the death toll. Vaccinations are one the medical professional’s most powerful tool in preventing illness and disease. Yet, with all the success immunizations have had on improved health conditions they continue to be a controversial issue as many Americans still refuse them.
Modern medicine provides people with the ability to protect themselves from the world’s most fatal diseases. Merely a century ago, it was not uncommon for a child to die as a result of diseases such as, polio, pertussis, and tuberculosis. Today it is highly unlikely for a person to contract these diseases, let alone die from them. However, refusal of vaccinations has been increasing throughout the years. This is due to individual’s unfounded fears and imagines consequences associated with the idea of purposely inserting a disease into one’s body.
Professionals, as parents of children, against the HPV vaccine believe that the vaccine is more risky and dangerous for children than the actual disease. In an article written by Dr. Kurt Perkins, DC, CCWP, he argues that the HPV vaccine given to girls 12 years of age to prevent cervical cancer is junk. He states that the average age of women getting cervical cancer is 50 and the vaccine is only good for 5 years in the body. Along with Dr. Perkins, Dr. Karen Smith-McCune, a gynecologist in San Francisco, CA, is very skeptical of the HPV vaccine. She knows that regular pap smears will be enough to find precancerous areas early and they can be treated.
The Good the Bad and the Vaccine Vaccines, a term that gives some parents the peace of mind and makes some parents anxious. Vaccines makes our bodies ready to fight disease and viruses more effectively by introducing our body to microscopic amounts of viruses and bacteria. Common deadly diseases such as small pox that took many lives has now been eliminated because of the smallpox vaccine. In the past common diseases such as polio, rubella is now a rare case because of vaccination. To prevent public out break, Vaccination for childhood diseases such as pertussis, polio, measles, diphtheria, rubella is now mandatory for children attending public schools in Canada.
In fact, the reason they are healthy is because they are sponging off the herd immunity of their classmates who were vaccinated…” But what about the healthy unvaccinated homeschooled kids? If their siblings aren’t vaccinated how can they sponge off the herd of immunity? According to a recent pilot study done by Anthony Mawson, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Jackson State University, it was discovered that reduced odds of chickenpox and whooping cough were found among the vaccinated but increased odds were found for many other physician diagnosed conditions. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated children in the study got sick sometimes and vaccinated children were less likely to have some infections they were vaccinated against, however, children in both groups had about the same rates of infection with measles, mumps, Hepatitis A and B, influenza, rotavirus and meningitis (both viral and bacterial). Unvaccinated children in the study were actually better protected against some “vaccine-preventable diseases” than children who got the
Controlling the spread of infectious diseases through immunization is one of medicine 's most significant accomplishments. Vaccination programs are proven to be a cost-effective means of disease prevention that have saved millions from death. Medical providers play an important role in the promotion of vaccinations; they can promote vaccination by following the standards for Adult Immunization Practice which include a four-step process: ♦ Assess immunization of all patients at every clinical encounter. ♦ Strongly recommend to patients the vaccines that they need. ♦ Administer recommended vaccines or refer patients to a vaccination provider.
Some examples are that for the past several years we have heard that polio vaccine lead lymphoma and caused the AIDS epidemic, and the MMR vaccine lead to Crohn’s disease and autism. These theories, however have not bothered themselves with facts, that might be fair in the time of chiropractic’s infancy, but now, in the 20th century it is not acceptable. The lack of true information about vaccination is a struggle to the vaccination policy. A research by Kennedy et al. shows that health professionals consider that girls are empowered to make decisions about the HPV vaccine for themselves, some of them decide not to take the vaccine for the lack of information.
However Yuhan-Kimberly sold the wet wipes as a baby care product. One consumer activist organization did a research on the product and discovered the formaldehyde substance. According to NCI (National Cancer Institute) (2011), formaldehyde can cause severe allergic to eyes, skin, nose, and throat if used in short term, however it may caused cancer in the long run. Almost 50.000 consumers complaints, asked for refund, and the wet wipes market share declined from 50% to 26% in April and 21% in May. Steps Yuhan-Kimberly Took Yuhan-Kimberly immediately set up a crisis management plan (Fearn-Banks, 2011, pp.
Diseases that once killed thousands of children have been eliminated because of vaccines. Vaccines can prevent children from getting diseases like polio which have long lasting effects and can even cause death. If we do not keep vaccinating children, then polio and other devastating and deadly diseases could return. According to Vaccines.gov, “Polio was once America’s most-feared disease, causing death and paralysis across the country, but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States”. (“Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child”) Whooping cough is another disease that can be prevented by vaccines.
Each year in the U.S., 50,000 adults die from a disease that could have easily been prevented if they simply got vaccinated. Also, most vaccines are for deadly diseases; if someone neglects getting vaccinated, that makes them very vulnerable. Vaccines are a very safe way to prevent illness. In fact, each vaccine has to pass through a major inspection to make
The number of people who choose not to immunize is steadily increasing, and has been on the rise since the 1980 's.Should children’s health be at risk for the greater good of community health? The news today is full of tragic stories about complications of vaccine use and there have been injuries from the beginning of vaccine use due to incomplete data on the side effects. The injuries have also brought about changes in the way vaccines are manufactured. The only way to get around the vaccine is to claim religious or medical exception. For either of these exceptions, one has to have a notarized affidavit for religious exception or a form from the medical staff as to the medical reason for the exception and if an outbreak occurs, exempted persons are not allowed to attend daycare, school, or their jobs.
In the first article I read listed the vaccine laws for all fifty states, and the pros and cons of making it mandatory for every to get certain vaccines. Some of the pros where saving parents money in the long run if the child contracts an illness there is a vaccine for, they protect unborn children is a mother has gotten these vaccines, and they can save children’s lives. Come of the cons are there are ingredients that are morally wrong in some cultures, the Sid effects of these vaccines can have serious of fatal side effects, and some vaccines have harmful ingredients. There is a lot of concern among parents and schools because if student are going to school with another student who is not vaccinated there can be an outbreak of a certain
Fluoride, the government’s way of saying “we don’t want you to succeed”, has been poured into the water supply by the government for years and has still gone strong. The government thought it was a great way to protect our teeth, but instead it caused more pain which brought forth the fluoride conspiracy. The fluoride conspiracy can be proven because there has been extensive research on the subject, and the side effects of fluoride are easily visible and they include lower IQ, certain cancers, and the feeling of docility. The U.S is ranked low on the totem pole of countries in terms of education and some don’t know why. The reason for this lower standard is because of Americas own screw up.